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U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:27
The moves in Poland and Estonia are part of a broader effort to strengthen NATO’s air, sea and land presence in the region in response to Russia’s military actions in and near Ukraine.






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Nets Enter Playoffs With Toughness Spawned by Last Year’s Exit

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:53
After an early exit from last year’s playoffs, the Nets retooled this season, bringing in players like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in hopes of making a title run.
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In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:39
The murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter has highlighted the wide gap between celebrity justice and the treatment meted out to ordinary South Africans.
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Go Forth and Conquer, but Postpone the Selfie

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:30
Bryant University in Rhode Island has told its graduating seniors not to take pictures of themselves with their cellphones when they come onstage for their diplomas next month.
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Two Ministers Forge Friendship Across a Church Divide

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:57
A friendship between two ministers is being hailed as one of the most unexpected and intriguing developments in a bitter feud that has split the Episcopal Church in the decade since the denomination elected an openly gay bishop.






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Paper Shows U.S.-Flagged Plane in Iran Has Ties to Ghana

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:42
The ownership ties between a Utah bank and a Ghanaian company raise questions about the role of sanctions.






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Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:39
Policy experts wonder whether the government and private businesses can control spending as the economy gets stronger and millions more Americans gain coverage.
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2014 N.B.A. Playoffs Preview: The First Round

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:25
The N.B.A. playoffs begin Saturday, with familiar teams occupying some of the top seeds. In a league that often seems obsessed with the future, the focus will decidedly be on the present.
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In Queens, Chickens Clash With the Rules

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:23
Officials at Forest Hills Gardens, a private neighborhood, are citing century-old regulations to make a resident get rid of her chickens.






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In Detroit, Judge Takes Offbeat Tack in Hiring Help

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:14
Judge Steven W. Rhodes, who is overseeing this city’s bankruptcy case, is looking for someone who can analyze Detroit’s final bankruptcy plan.
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Pro-Russian Insurgents Balk at Terms of Pact in Ukraine

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:06
A U.S.-backed deal to settle the crisis in eastern Ukraine fell flat but appeared to arrest, at least temporarily, the momentum of separatist unrest in the region.






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New York Police Department Tells Officers to Avoid Elevators in Burning Buildings

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:04
The department has placed further limits on how officers should respond to fires after issuing guidelines just a week ago.
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Heartbleed Highlights a Contradiction in the Web

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:59
The bug that rattled the Internet last week exposed the paradox that some of the web’s most crucial coding depends on the efforts of volunteers.
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Sheriffs Limit Detention of Immigrants

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:39
The announcement by sheriffs in nine Oregon counties adds to growing resistance nationwide to the Obama administration’s use of local immigration enforcement.






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Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:28
An avalanche that left at least 12 dead has focused attention on the Sherpas, skilled high-altitude climbers who put themselves at great risk for the foreign teams that pay them.






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U.S. Delays Final Call on Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:24
The State Department will wait to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline until it has a clearer idea how legal challenges to the route through Nebraska will be settled, sources said.






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Swim to Sea? These Salmon Are Catching a Lift

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 20:23
California’s drought has left rivers too shallow for salmon, so the government is trucking and barging them to the sea in the hope they will return.
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Retiring: Taking a Job Out of the Financial Equation

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:49
As they tackle numerous financial issues, some baby boomers considering retirement are hiring life counselors to help them plot their futures.
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Davis Is Traded to Pirates

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:48
The Mets traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates, jettisoning a homegrown prospect they once viewed as a potential cornerstone.






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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shakes Buildings

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:21
A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.






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